Tuesday, September 13, 2011

1000 Follower Giveaway Day 5!

Well, my friends. Today I have some bad news. Last night my grandfather passed away after an amazing battle with cancer. He was the bravest, kindest, best patient and he never complained. He said he was doing "great" everyday and even though he was the one in the hospital bed, he offered others his food or a tissue or wanted to make sure they were taken care of. That was his way. 

So while this post is a little late (and I hope you will forgive me), I wanted to put something up to honor and commemorate him. And if this man was about anything, he was about celebrating, living life to the fullest, and ALWAYS keeping your plate full of food and your glass full. SO I think it is absolutely appropriate to continue on with our celebration. 



Today I will be giving away the biggest prize: the You Are My Sunshine Kit from Shop Pumpkin Spice!!! They are donating this prize and I couldn't be more excited! It's a kit I created based on four cards you can see HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE. AND you can create them with this kit (which includes the WHOLE My Mind's Eye: Lost and Found2: Sunshine Collection (papers) and brads and trim! It's a GREAT deal for those that want to buy it, but one lucky winner will WIN it!!!! 

Kit Includes 1 - 12 x 12 Double-Sided sheet of the following: 
(Papers Accessories are from the NEW My Mind's Eye - Lost Lost & Found 2 collection)

  • "Two of Us" Lovely Paper™
  • "Forever" Classified Paper™
  • "Lovely" Sewing Paper™
  • "Memories" Sweet Paper™
  • "Sunshine" Music Paper™
  • "Two of Us" Damask Paper™
  • "Lovely" Plaid Paper™
  • "Sunshine" Adore Paper™
  • "Forever" Dotted Paper™
  • "Memories" Blossoms Paper™
  • 4 sheets of Paper Accents 80# Smooth White Cardstock

And these additional accessories from the Lost & Found 2 - Sunshine Collection
  • "Sunshine" Trims™
  • "Lovely" Layered Stickers™
  • "Forever" Decorative Brads™
  • "Forever" Title™

If you would like to add the My Pink Stamper stamp sets which Courtney has used in her cards, these can be added below in the add-on’s. - They are WELL discounted! 






Good luck! :) Just leave a comment. The rules are the same as before! :) 

Hug the ones you love a little tighter tonight and let them know how much you care about him. And fill up your glass, raise a toast, and be merry - that's what my Papa John would have wanted. :) 

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77 comments:

Kimberly said...

Oh i'm so sorry to hear of your lose. My thoughts are with you...Fantastic cards, love them all. tfs
kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

I'm so sorry! Sounds like he was a wonderful person:O) You and your family are in my prayers! Big Hugs! Leah Ann

Kati said...

I'm so sad for you Court. I'm thinking of you. I know this is such a hard time for you. Hugs.

Angela said...

So sorry to hear about your grandpa! Your cards are fabulous! I bet he was always so proud of you!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Praying for you tonight as you mourn the loss of your grandpa...doesn't matter how old you are, it is always sad! Congrats again on 1,000 followers - and thanks for a chance to win an AWESOME collection!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

marg0006 said...

I'm so sorry. I admire your love and strength. Thank you.

Linda said...

Sorry to hear your news. Your tribute was lovely. Take care.

Bunnyfreak said...

Sorry to hear about your loss.

liz at liz's paper loft said...

I'm so sorry for your loss!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So sorry about your sad news, I pray for you to heal during this time! Beautiful project!

Amy E said...

Oh Court, I'm so sorry. Things like this are SO hard, but I'm glad you're remembering to do what he would have wanted...to celebrate his life instead of mourn his death.

You and your family are in my thoughts tonight.

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Candy said...

Court I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family at this difficult time.
Candy
candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com

smyiow said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. It sounds like he was a great man and lived a wonderful life. Hugs and prayers comming your way.

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smmyiow@gmail.com

Tonya said...

My condolances to you and your family, may your memories fill you with joy and comfort.

tonya(dot)morgan(at)gmail(dot)com

RockinRenee said...

Court,
Your in my thoughts and prayers.

Glora said...

Court, I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather. He sounds like an amazing man. Continue to cherish your memories. Much love! Hugs- Glora

June Houck said...

Hi Sweetie. I am glad your Papa John is out of pain now. I know you are a blessing to him!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Oh Court, I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather passing, You and your family will in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Hugs,
Noma

bonnie said...

Oh sweetie...I'm so very sorry to hear of your Grandfather's passing...I'll be keeping you in my prayers during this sad time. I want you to know though that I raised a toast to your Papa John it was a nice big Hot Cocoa as it is cold in England today! I'm sure he would have liked that! ;) Sending you BIG {{{hugs}}} sweet friend. Bonnie x

Sue D said...

So sorry to hear about your grandfather--cherish your memories of him.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Mumsie said...

So sorry to hear about your grandfather. Congrats on reaching 1000 followers on your blog.

Edna said...

My Prayers to you my sweetest friend and your family.

Thebug415 said...

I am so sorry for you loss! Prayers for your family during this difficult time.

Jovan said...

Sorry for your loss. I will pray for your family.
Congrats on 1000+ followers. Great giveaway!

Debbie said...

So sorry for your loss, may you find comfort in knowing he is in a better place.

Anna said...

So sorry about your loss. Prayers to you and your family. Congrats on your followers!! And what a giveway! WOW! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kelly Massman said...

Sorry for your loss!! Thanks for such a fantastic giveaway!

Heather said...

Oh Court! I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts.
ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

Lezlye said...

Courtney my prayers are with you and your family, it is never easy saying goodbye to the one's we love so much. Take comfort in knowing he is no longer in pain and with our heavenly father.

April said...

Oh Court I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather hon. I'll definitely keep you in my thoughts and prayers...

I am SO happy for you about your 1000 followers! That must be such an amazing feeling so congrats to you! Thanks for the chance at some awesome goodies!
- April

Carissa said...

Many prayers to you and your family. Grandparents are such a blessing. I take everyday I have with them as another miracle.

Shelly said...

So sorry for your loss! my thoughts and prayers are with you! As Carrisa said Grandparernts are a blessing! Mine are my angels now!
Shelly

Cristi said...

Court my dear, I am praying for you and I am so very sorry for your loss. He sounded like an amazing man!
Love you dear
Big hugs
Cristi

JessicaL said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. He is in a better place watching over you now.

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craftyrktsci[at]gmail[dot]com

Kim H said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today. You have a large support system, remember we are all be thinking about you in the days to come.

TheIrishScrapper said...

Awww- so sorry to hear about your grandfather. Such nice thoughts you shared with us. Shannon theirishscrapper2011atgmaildotcom

Nicole said...

My sincerest sympathies for your grandfather! He sounded like a very special man!

In honor of his life, thank you so much for the chance to win some goodies!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So sorry to hear about your loss, you have some wonderful memories of him thank you for sharing. Thank you so much for celebrating reaching your goal with us, and here's to many more!
Lisa
summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

connie said...

I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

CraftyShell said...

Oh court I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather. It really says something about how strong he was when he is the one wanting to still do for others while he was the one with cancer. No words will fill the void you have lost but do know how lucky you have been to have your grandfather in your life so long. I lost all my grand parents by time I was 7. My grandma died 3 months before I was born from breast cancer. Only grand parent I really knew was my grandpa. He spoiled me..lol and I was by him as he passed when I was 7. I wish I would have had more time with him to get to know him better. Prayers to you and your family and I am very sorry for your loss.

VinDeeLoo said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I am leaving you the words my 4 year old niece (now 17) said to me when my grandmother passed away. "He not gonna hurt no more. He gonna see Jesus and give him a hug and he not gonna hurt NO MORE." That comment still puts a smile on my face when I lose a loved one.


VinDeeLoo
vndlewis at rocketmail dot com
vindeeloosthisnthat.blogspot.com

callyannc said...

I am so very sorry for your loss! Please take care! TFS CallyAnn

littlen said...

so sorry for your loss.

CA Scrapper said...

So sorry for your loss. Papa John sounds like an amazing man. Prayers going out to you and your family.

Leslie

cascrapper at gmail dot com

Sylvia said...

So very sorry to hear of your loss Court! Papa John sounds very much like my Granddad John. Even after 25 years, I miss him dearly. Papa John will be in your heart and memories always!

Sylvia

Crystal said...

awe :(

Sandi said...

I am so sorry about your grandfather....how wonderful that you have lots of good memories of him.I am sure your will always carry of piece of him around in who you are.

Heather said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. It sounds like your grandfather was a great person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tammi A. said...

Court. I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather. He sounds like a wonderful man and you were lucky to have him in your life (which I know you already know). I will say some prayers for you and your family. TFS your wonderful creations and thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. I am still nervous about posting my creations, but a little closer to doing so because of you! Chin up girlfriend.
Tammi
Tammi_Amata@ameritech.net

Rita said...

God Bless Papa John! What a wonderful world it would be if we were all like your grandfather.
The cards you created are beautiful, love the colors.
Praying for you and your grandfather tonight.

Missy said...

I'm sorry to hear of your grandfather's passing Court. You and your family are in my prayers as you go through this difficult time.

meredemaison said...

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family! I will certainly take your grandpa's philosophy to heart and make the most of every day! Bless you for keeping his spirit alive with the blessings you bestow upon us!

Suzanne said...

Dear Court,
I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfathers passing. He sounds like a wonderful man and I hope that you'll find comfort knowing that his spirit will live on in the precious memories that you've shared together. May God Bless you and give you strength during this difficult time. Take care:)

Suzanne
suzwatanabe@yahoo.com

Karen @ THEBUZYBUG said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Shanna Wilson said...

Sorry for you loss my prayeres are with you and your family. I lost my dad a year ago today and I know what your going through. congrats on all your followers
Shanna
Gracesonnawilson@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

You and your family are in my prayers. Just because you're an adult doesn't mean you have to act like a big girl right now -- cry when you need to -- and let the memories you have of him make you smile the rest of the time. Let God be your comfort and yur strength as life goes on. You are his legacy.

gshrader said...

So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

Kimberli said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your grandpa, you and your family will be in my prayers! Gorgeous cards, thanks for the chance to win!

DIANA L. said...

Courtney I am so sorry about your grandfather. I will keep you and your family in my prayers for God's peace and comfort at this difficult time.

On another note Your cards are amazing as usual and I would just love to win the kit.


DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

Kelly said...

So sorry about the loss of your grandfather. May God give your family peace and strength.

The cards are beautiful. This paper line is just BEAUTIFUL!!

shutterbuggin said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know what you're going through. Hubby is going through chemo right now and I have learned to slow down and hug a little more.
Your cards are gorgeous. I'm off to check out the kits. thanks for sharing. I follow by email

Amanda said...

I am so sorry to hear the loss of your grandpa. My thoughts and prayers are with you! He will always be with you each and everyday watching over you! Continue to live your life to the fullest! :)

stefeni said...

So sorry to hear about your grandfather. Be strong.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Cyndee K. said...

So sorry for your loss... What beautiful cards to celebrate life with...

Mom of 2 Monsters said...

Sorry to hear about your grandfather. He sounds like a true trooper and stayed strong til the end. Great cards.

Scrapalajen said...

Court,

I'm sorry to hear the loss of Papa John whom I'm sure is happy and resting now. Be strong!

God Bless! Great cards btw!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So sorry you lost your PaPa. He sounds as if he made such an impact on your life.

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Sorry for your loss. Lovely cards

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH, Court---I am sooooo sorry to hear about your grandfather! Praying for your family! May God comfort you during this difficult time!!!

Dorcas said...

I'm really sorry about your sad news. These are going to be tough days, but it's going to be better just by remembering the person that he was. He seemed kind and someone who you could be proud of.

Thanks for sharing these cards. You always inspire us.

Dorcas
dtroche@bellsouth.net

Snips and Snails said...

Sorry for your loss.
Your cards are beautiful!

ScrappyKsue said...

People like your grandfather make it so great when you tell the younger generations about him and how wonderful he was. I am sure there are lots of stories to be told. I am so sorry for your loss.

Respect My Kraft - Kris and Kristen said...

Sorry to hear about your grandfather! The project you made in his honor is very very nice though. I'm sure he is smiling down on you!

Sherrie K. said...

So sorry to hear about your Grandfather Court. Prayer coming your way. Stay strong!

Your projects are beautiful. TFS!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Hattie said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Grandparents are very special people!

Your card select is beautiful.

peggy nickelson said...

I am to hear of your loss. You are a sweet soul,take care.
Peggy

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your grandfather. ((((HUGS)))) and prayers for you and your family. May your precious memories of him help to ease your pain.

Carol
aka cyimbugbitten

 
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